Coronavirus Updates

May 12th 2020

Dear students and partners,

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an important announcement today:

New Zealand will change to Alert Level 2 from Thursday May 14th

By staying at home, our team of 5 million people have all helped to stop the spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand. This is exciting news and it means that we can have some more freedom now. But, we still need to be careful so that the virus doesn’t start spreading again.

What moving to Level 2 means for New Zealand:

    • Businesses, schools and public venues can open if they can do it safely.
    • We can safely connect and socialise with close friends and family.
    • We need to maintain physical distancing, good hygiene and stay at home if we are sick.

What this means for CCEL:

  • Face-to-face classes at CCEL will start again from Monday May 18th.

    This is because we need time to prepare for our school to reopen. Until this date, all classes will stay online.

  • Students who would like to continue their class online can chose to do so.
  • There might be some changes to class teachers so that we can offer classes both at CCEL and online.
  • For face-to-face lessons, there will be changes to class start times and break times so everybody can study safely.
  • We will be contacting our students with more information about their options later this week.

Important things to remember:

    • The battle against COVID-19 in New Zealand is not over. There are still strict rules that we all must follow.
    • We have staff available to answer questions you may have:
For All Inquiries
For Emergencies Only 027 2264409





Where to find more information:


As we change to Level 2, please remember these words from our Prime Minister::

We can think of ourselves as halfway down Everest. It’s clear that no-one wants to hike back up that peak. The descent is known to be more dangerous, so we need to proceed with caution and look after each other on the way.


CCEL Management Team